What's happening in York this weekend
Artists take over downtown York for the Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, with the Yorkfest Festival Marketplace taking place along the Rail Trail south of Philadelphia Street. The festival includes a juried art exhibition, youth art and literary exhibits, live entertainment and more. Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A free jazz concert will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. TJP will take the stage 6-7 p.m., and Extremity will perform 7:30-9:30 p.m. Information: www.yorkcity.org.
Homemade instruments will take center stage for the eighth annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in the parking lot of the York Emporium, 343 W. Market St. The festival features 14 bands highlighting cigar box guitars along with food, vendors and more. Information: www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Cigar-Box-Guitar-Festival-122995721068990/
Visit the private winery of Logan's View for the Summer Wine Down event from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at 4830 Hildebrand Road, Glen Rock. The event includes food by Brown's Catering, wine glass and wine tastings. There will be a 15 percent discount on case purchases. Bring lawn chairs, canopy and food if you wish. No outside alcohol is permitted. Live music by Clockwork Band. Tickets: $30, available at the event.
The St. John's Concert Series opens Sunday, Aug, 27, with a concert by the Susquehanna Chorale, 4 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. The group has appeared at the Washington National Cathedral and with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free. Information: www.stjohnyork.org.
The Free Hugs Project comes to the Pullo Center at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, as peace activist and YouTube personality Ken E. Nwadkie Jr. speaks on overcoming the differences that divide people to create a community. Free. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
Catch "A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017" as platinum-selling bands Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows take the stage at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Hersheypark Stadium. Tickets: $34.60, $54.60, $84.60 & $104.60. Information: www.hersheyentertainment.com/hersheypark-stadium/